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a.k.a. Sweet Annie
(Artemisia annua)

PROPAGATION: By seed. Will self sow readily. Hardy annual. Can grow to 8 ft. or better.
NEEDS: Full sun and average soil. Fairly drought tolerant.
HARVEST: Above ground plant, while it is in bud.


Anti-malarial use against quinine resistant strains.
Also used for colds, dysentery, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, fevers connected with sunstroke and tuberculosis.
Used as poultice on abcesses.

Used for dried arrangements and wreaths.

Has a sweet 'creosote-type' smell. Its component artemisian is being studied as an anti-malarial.

©2000 by Ernestina Parziale, CH